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Congressional auditors are telling the Energy Department it should collaborate more with other key agencies on developing ways to secure radiological items.
Lawmakers are urging new rules be issued under an existing Obama executive order.
A senior U.S. diplomat stressed Russia's "self-interest" in eliminating Syria's chemical arms, as a rift grew between Moscow and other capitals over Ukraine.
A top State Department official said he believes the European country is committed to removing Syria's chemical weapons.
Rebecca Richards is the National Security Agency's first chief privacy and civil-liberties officer.